300 THE BATTLE WITH THE BANK.
" Your substitute for boughs and bows did not suit me much better
than it did you ; and I thought that, rather than injure the beautiful
A SUPPRESSED POEM. 299
its omission. He said he was glad you had, and added : * It is the
only thing of Bryant s that has not pleased me. "*
THE LAW ABANDONED.
A. D. 1822-1824.
AN ANTI-WAR ODE. I2 i
A month after getting to Bridgewater his poetical faculties
were put in request for a Fourth of July ode, which hardly
112 POEMS ON LOVE AND DEATH.
And heard the eternal moaning of the tide
That cut him off from men his spirit died
cased in mail, like that which Pelides wore in battle, he stood
manfully up to the enemy but alas ! and alas ! he was pierced
" Nor Africk sends this wondrous gift,
Nor India s purple shores,
A LOVE EPISODE.
The real reason of his silence at this period was, as I sup
THE COLLEGE STUDENT.
recollections of my brother," said Mr. Arthur Bryant, at a lit-
92 THE COLLEGE STUDENT.
" This will not suffer by comparison with Moore s translation of